"The Drums of Jeopardy" is a nifty little melodrama from 1931 starring Warner Oland of Charlie Chan fame. He plays "Dr. Boris Karlov" (no relation to the actor of similar name), a grieving father turned Bolshevik and gleeful sadist. Also featured is Clara Blandick, Auntie Em from 1939's "The Wizard of Oz;" comedy relief in what turns out to be a rather pivotal role. "Drums" was directed by the prolific George B. Seitz who wrote the screenplays for... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Drums of Jeopardy, Warner Oland, Clara Blandick, Boris Karlov, Tiffany Studios, melodrama, George...
Yet another version of this sci-fi/horror "classic." After being decapitated in a car crash, "Jan in the Pan" needs a new body, and deranged surgeon/fiancee Herb Evers begins stalking strippers with the hope of performing a full-body transplant and eventually getting the best of both worlds. Naturally, things do not go quite as planned. I believe this is a clearer/sharper transfer of "Brain" than many (most?) of the others available in the Archive. Run time is 82... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: horror, sci-fi, transplantation, Jan in the Pan, mad scientist, low-budget
byProduced by Monogram Pictures, Directed by Jean Yarbrough
A Monogram re-make of the 1935 Monogram movie, The Mystery Man (http://archive.org/details/Mystery_Man_1935) with different actors. A brash newspaper man is framed for murder but manages to expose the real killer and find his dream girl. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Frank Albertson, Joan Woodbury, Dick Elliott, Byron Foulger, murder mystery
Holiday 1930 Ann Harding, Mary Astor, Edward Everett Horton, Robert Ames, Hedda Hopper favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Holiday, 1930, Ann Harding, Mary Astor, Edward Everett Horton, Robert Ames, Hedda Hopper
The murder of a rich industrialist at a costume party throws suspicion on sundry guests including his grand-daughter, a mystery writer, and a business associate from Mexico. Find out more about this movie on its IMDB page . favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: murder, mystery, film noir, Richard Thorpe, H. Ashbrook
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X MARKS THE SPOT (1931) Lew Cody, Sally Blane, Wallace Ford, Charles Middleton Directed by Erle C. Kenton Tiffany Productions William Thomas Sherman, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.mn-hp.com favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Lew Cody, Sally Blane, Wallace Ford, Charles Middleton, silent film
This is the AIP-TV version of "Warning from Space" with the Titan soundtrack and greatly improved color and detail, plus no annoying frameline as seen in other public domain versions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Warning from Space Japanese film poster Directed by Koji Shima Produced by Masaichi Nagata Written by Hideo Oguni (screenplay) Gentaro Nakajima (novel) Jay Cipes (English dialogue) Edward Palmer (English dialogue) Starring Keizo Kawasaki Toyomi Karita Bin... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Warning from Space, Japanese Science Fiction, Sci-Fi, Daiei Film, Koji Shima, American International
LibriVox recording of VANISHED ARIZONA: RECOLLECTIONS OF THE ARMY LIFE OF A NEW ENGLAND WOMAN, by MARTHA SUMMERHAYES. "This is the lively autobiography of Martha Summerhayes, the wife of an officer in the American Army. Here, she tells many stories about life and conditions in different camps and forts in which she lived with her expanding family, people along the way, and Journeys." (Summary by Stav Nisser) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, memoirs, autobiography, americana, arizona, military, western Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
In this all-black cast musical romance, Barbara (Sheila Guyse) must compete with a rich woman (Tondaleyo) for the man she loves. The man, singer and band leader Bob Jordan (Billy Daniel), tries to pursue his career, but soon comes to realize that there is more to life than being in high society. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Musical
This got famous for the most expensive short silent comedy that was ever produced. A bumbling sawmill employee (Larry Semon) tries to win the hand of the owner's daughter (Ann Hastings) while staying out of the clutches of the mill's bullying foreman (Oliver Hardy). favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Silent, Comedy, Short, Larry Semon, Oliver Hardy
LibriVox recording of The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting. Read in English by Karen Savage Doctor Dolittle and his friends travel to South America to meet the greatest naturalist in the New World. A note to listeners: This book was written in a different time, and as such, contains language and sentiments that are offensive to modern sensibilities. - Summary by Karen Savage For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, animals, dolittle
U.S. Army Captain Casey (Jack Perrin) hears from the Border Patrol that trouble is brewing on his ranch and takes a ten-day leave to investigate the situation. It seems evil-doers are smuggling young Chinese men across the border and must be stopped. favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Western
LibriVox recording of Great Inventors and Their Inventions by Frank Puterbaugh Bachman. Read in English by PNWDAN509; MaryAnn; Maggie Travers; Linda Andrus; Scott Bennett; Jesse Zuba This book is about Great inventors and what they created. It has different stories like Alexander Bell, Wrights, Morse, Gutenberg, and Edison. ON August 17, 1807, a curious crowd of people in New York gathered at a boat landing. Tied to the dock was a strange-looking craft. A smokestack rose above the deck. From... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, telegraph, inventions, inventors, stream engine, steam boat, cotton gin,...
1936 directed by B. Reeves Eason and Joseph Kane starring Ray “Crash” Corrigan, Louis Wilde, Monte Blue, William Farnum, Boothe Howard, Raymond Hatton, C. Montague Shaw, Lee Van Atta and Smiley Burnette with Lon Chaney Jr. Naval officer Crash and brassy, female reporter Diana take Professor Norton’s rocket submarine in search of the source of a string of earthquakes. A precocious kid hops aboard and together they discover an underground civilization in the midst of civil war. These... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Undersea Kingdom, Lon Chaney Jr. Monte Blue, B. Reeves Easton, Joseph Kane, Ray Corrigan, Crash...
LibriVox recording of The Wailing Asteroid by Murray Leinster. Read in English by Mark Nelson There was no life on the asteroid, but the miles of rock-hewn corridors through which the earth party wandered left no doubt about the purpose of the asteroid. It was a mighty fortress, stocked with weapons of destruction beyond man's power to understand. And yet there was no life here, nor had there been for untold centuries. What race had built this stronghold? What unimaginable power were they... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, librivox, audiobook, science fiction, leinster
LibriVox recording of Ten From Infinity by Paul W. Fairman. Read in English by Karen Savage It began when a pedestrian got hit by a cab in New York City. No doubt it was the only motor mishap in the history of creation that reached out among the stars—for far out in space a signal was registered: Something has gone wrong.... And something had gone wrong, for the doctors discovered their accident patient had two hearts. It was the beginning of the discovery that the Earth had been invaded by... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks
LibriVox recording of Our Journey to Sinai, by Agnes von Blomberg Bensly. Read by Sue Anderson. Fortress-walled Saint Catherine's monastery on the Sinai peninsula has been a pilgrimage site since its founding by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the 6th century. According to tradition, the monastery sits at the base of the mountain where Moses received the Tablets of the Law. Set in rugged country, accessible in times past only by a many days journey by camel across barren desert, the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: audiobook, librivox, travel, Bible, Sinai, Syriac Gospels. Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The Gods of Mars is a 1918 Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the second of his famous Barsoom series. It can be said that the novel set the tone for much science fiction to come. Its influence can clearly be seen in franchises such as Star Trek and Farscape. While Burroughs no doubt borrowed liberally from the pulp fiction of his day, particularly westerns and swashbuckling tales, the pacing and themes set the tone for the soft science fiction genre. The protagonist, John Carter, with... favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Wallace Ford and Dean Jagger in a story involving newsreels and early television. Don't bother downloading the h.264 file. The Cinepack file from which it is derived is smaller. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Wallace Ford, Dean Jagger
A group of goal-focused aliens ("Our first eight tries flopped, but we'll keep trying!") start raising the dead so they can conquer the world. How they plan to do so by using cardboard flying saucers, exploding sunbeams and a couple of miles of stock footage is anybody's guess. Features the wasp-waisted Maila Nurmi, the vast-waisted Tor Johnson, Tom Mason as "Ghoul Man with Cape Over Face" and the ever-durable Lyle Talbot. And remember: We are all interested in the future,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Plan Nine, Ed Wood, Lyle Talbot, Bela Lugosi, Vampira, zombies, flying saucers, Criswell
LibriVox recording of Glinda of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Glenda the Good, the great sorceress of Oz takes the spotlight in this, the very last OZ book written by L. Frank Baum himself. Ozma hears of previously unknown parts of her kingdom having difficulties and at war with each other and knows it is her duty to go there and stop the hostilities. She and Dorothy find truly bad conditions in these areas of Flathead Mountain and the Skeezers Magic Island where the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Oz, baum, glenda the good
LibriVox recording of With Clive in India, by G. A. Henty. Read by Gary Olman. With Clive in India gives a vivid picture of the wonderful events of the ten years, which at their commencement saw Madras in the hands of the French--Calcutta at the mercy of the Nabob of Bengal--and English influence apparently at the point of extinction in India--and which ended in the final triumph of the English, both in Bengal and Madras. There were yet great battles to be fought, great efforts to be made,... favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, adventure, historical fiction Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
In late nineteenth century Brooklyn, Ceddie Errol, the young son of an American woman and a late Englishman finds himself the sole male heir of his paternal grandfather, the Earl of Darincourt. The Earl, who has a pronounced distate for all things American and had previously refused to have anything to do wth Ceddie or his mother, invites them to relocate to England so Ceddie be groomed to take over the family title and fortune. Will the old aristocrat, a gruff character with a stern grip on... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Drama, Freddie Bartholomew, Dolores Costello, C. Aubrey Smith, Henry Stephenson, Mickey Rooney,...
1925 remastered version with blue tint staring oliver hardy with sound Young Dorothy (Dorothy Dwan), a farm girl from Kansas, discovers that she's actually Princess Dorothea, the royal heir to a faraway kingdom called Oz. Suddenly, a powerful tornado whisks Dorothy, her uncle Henry (Frank Alexander) and three farmhands to the magical kingdom. There Dorothy is hailed as the queen of the land by all except authoritarian Prime Minister Kruel (Joseph Swickard), who casts a curse on Dorothy in an... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Larry Semon, Oliver Hardy, Oz
While America fights a war on one coast, a new front is about to open -- the homefront -- as the enemy attacks civilian towns with a giant war-machine like no other. But the enemy war-machine is a target, too, and there are more ways to win than with guns.... This story stands alone, but is set ten years after the events of the story "Tanks". favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories Source: December 1931, Astounding Stories of Super-Science
A romance set in NYC's Stage Door Canteen for WWII service members. Features dozens of cameos: Aline MacMahon, Gypsy Rose Lee, Alan Mowbray, Harry J. Wild, Sol Lesser, William Terry, Lucile Gleason, Elliott Nugent, Bert Lytell, Ethel Waters, Margaret Early, Julie Conway, Helen Menken, Sunset Carson, Judith Anderson, Henry Armetta, Trudy Erwin, Katharine Cornell, Count Basie and His Orchestra, Lina Romay, Count Basie, Dorothea Kent, Frank Borzage, Pat Flaherty, Benny Goodman Orchestra, Yehudi... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: WWII, World War II, American Theatre Wing, World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945, Swing,...
LibriVox recording of The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by Bob Neufeld The Lost World is a novel released in 1912 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin in Brazil that encountered prehistoric animals. It has been the inspiration for subsequent fiction, including Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park . For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, adventure, action, nature fiction
LibriVox recording of The Time Traders, by Andre Norton. Read by Mark Nelson If it is possible to conquer space, then perhaps it is also possible to conquer time. At least that was the theory American scientists were exploring in an effort to explain the new sources of knowledge the Russians possessed. Perhaps Russian scientists had discovered how to transport themselves back in time in order to learn long-forgotten secrets of the past. That was why young Ross Murdock, above average in... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: science fiction:SF, norton, audiobook, librivox Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Based (loosely) on the life of Joe Louis. Except that Louis never lost a professional fight (until after this movie was made, at least). Head of the Production Code office Joseph Breen warned that the film might not get played in the South because it depicted a black man (Joe Louis) defeating several white men in boxing matches. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: race film, independent, boxing, melodrama, Joe Louis
A general (Lionel Atwill) of the old school, who believes strongly in his own honour and sense of duty, must come to terms with a crime he commited years earlier, during the Irish Rebellion in 1921. favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Drama
LibriVox recording of The Conjure Woman, by Charles Waddell Chesnutt. Read by James K. White. Published in 1899 by Houghton Mifflin, Chesnutt's first book, The Conjure Woman, was a collection of seven short stories, all set in "Patesville" (Fayetteville), North Carolina. While drawing from local color traditions and relying on dialect, Chesnutt's tales of conjuring, a form of magic rooted in African hoodoo, refused to romanticize slave life or the "Old South." Though... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, historical fiction, short stories Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Damned If You Don't by Randall Garrett. Read in English by Phil Chenevert We've all heard of the wonderful invention that the Big Corporation or the Utilities suppressed...? The one that would revolutionize society with it's simplicity? Well usually, that Wonderful Invention won't work, actually. But what if there really was one or two like that? Would the oil industry, or he power conglomerates, or the auto monopolies acutually be nasty enough to suppess something that... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks
Nazi spies mistake Pvt. Snuffy Smith's (Bud Duncan) moonshine for a new secret rocket fuel and try to steal the "formula." favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Romance, War, Bud Duncan, Edgar Kennedy
LibriVox recording of The Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth (version 2) by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Catharine Eastman Mr. Bensington and Professor Redwood have invented a substance that causes living things to grow - and grow - and grow! As their experiments progress, the substance quickly gets out of control and the fun begins as insects and plants receive the benefit of the Food of the Gods. Surely nobody would dream of feeding such a thing to a human child… would they? In... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, satire, science fiction, 19th century, H.G. Wells
LibriVox recording of Never: A Handbook For The Uninitiated And Inexperienced Aspirants To Refined Society's Giddy Heights And Glittering Attainments by Nathan Dane Urner. Read in English by David Wales An 1883 tongue-in-cheek spoof of manners and mannerisms of “society”. ‘the “Open Sesame” to that jealously-guarded realm,—good society,—in which you aspire to circulate freely and shine with becoming luster…. And I, the author of this code of warnings, as truly say unto you, that... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, humor, parody, society, high society, spoof
In the Park (1915) is a silent movie written, directed and starring Charlie Chaplin. Resolution : 718x576 pixels Version: This is a tinted print. For highest quality download the source mkv file and play with VLC Player . IMDB Link ~~~~ For free intelligent electronic music visit Karakasa Music @ archive.org ( 1 reviews ) Topics: in the park, charlie chaplin, b&w, silent, tinted